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Sessions: 1, 2, 3, 4


The Meeting on Feature-Oriented Software Development (FOSD Meeting) is a yearly informal meeting to bring together the community of researchers working on feature-oriented software development, including, but not limited:

The meeting started more than 14 years ago to bring several research groups with common interests closer together. The meeting has successfully been repeated 13 times with 20 to 50 participants each, and has established countless collaborations since. For example, see the past FOSD meetings:

FOSD 2022 in Vienna, FOSD 2019 in Weimar, and FOSD 2018 in Gothenburg.

The main objective is that researchers at different career stages (including undergraduate and early-career graduate students) come together to present their research, to get feedback from peers, to discuss new directions, and to initiate collaborations.
The format of an FOSD meeting consists of short presentations from each participant with plenty of time for discussion. Young researchers (graduate and undergraduate students), as well as more senior community members, present their research, provide and get feedback from others, engage into discussions and establish new collaborations. FOSD is a place for discussion, not a publication venue. Participants can present previously published work as well as unpublished work, including early ideas and work in progress. The key is to encourage discussions, to receive feedback and to grow the network of collaborating researchers.

Important Dates



Time Event
19:00 Reception


Time Event
09:00 Opening
09:25 Session 01
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Session 02
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session 03
14:15 Coffee Break
14:45 Session 04
16:10 Demo-Time
18:00 Dinner


Time Event
09:00 Keynote 1
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Session 05
11:20 Coffee Break
11:40 Session 06
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 07
14:45 Coffee Break
16:00 Social-Event
19:00 Dinner


Time Event
09:00 Keynote 2
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Session 08
11:20 Coffee Break
11:40 Session 09
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 10
14:45 Coffee Break
15:15 Session 11
18:00 Dinner


Time Event
09:00 Session 12
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Session 13
11:35 Closing
12:00 Lunch



Session 1 (Tuesday 09:25)

Name Title
Florian Sattler Understanding Variability in Time and Space: A Multidimensional Approach for Analyzing Features Along with Revisions
Stefan Mühlbauer Group Sampling for Learning Large Configuration Spaces

Session 2 (Tuesday 10:45)

Name Title
Chico Sundermann Towards Better Comparability: A Representative Feature-Model Benchmark
Sebastian Simon Learning Configuration Dependencies Across the Technology Stack of Software Projects
Sebastian Böhm Do I need to Profile? Detecting Performance Critical Changes in Configurable Software Projects

Session 3 (Tuesday 13:00)

Name Title
Sandro Schulze Will we ever agree? An eye-tracking study on program comprehension of CPP-based variability
Stefan Vill Language Levels for the Universal Variability Language: An Extension Mechanism and Conversion Strategies
Daniel Jesús Muñoz Guerra Extended Variability Models, Algebra, and Arithmetic

Session 4 (Tuesday 14:45)

Name Title
Johannes Dorn Bayesian Multilevel Performance-Influence Models for Deep Software Variability
Philipp Chrszon Towards Variability in Model-based Systems Engineering for Spacecraft
Sven Apel Formal and Empirical Performance Modeling are Joining Forces!

Participant Talks


The FOSD meeting 2023 is organized by the University of Ulm and will take place at the Villa Eberhardt in Ulm, Germany, from March 27 until March 31, 2023.

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Meeting rooms:

Restaurants: tba

Social Events: tba


We have pre-selected a hotel in the inner city close to our location. Booking details will follow upon registration.

Safe Space

We want the meeting to be enjoyful for every participant. To this end, we follow the ACM Policy against harassment. If you experience any problems, please approach one of the following people:

Travel Information

COVID-19 Specific Entry Regulations

Please check the official website to see which current rules apply when entering the country.


Please send your questions via e-mail to Sebastian Krieter and Thomas Thüm: fosd23(at)uni-ulm.de.



Please use the hashtag #FOSD23

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